Robber demanded a woman's purse. Her male companion said no. Bad result.
Last night, city cops say, a 21-year-old Hispanic male was sitting in a car with a female in the 3300 block of Oregon
This was just north of the Cherokee Street business district in Benton Park West.
At about 11 pm, a suspect approached.
He was reportedly a black male, about 5'8" tall with a thin build. He wore dark clothing, a ski mask, and a snow hat. He also had a handgun.
The robber told the pair that he wanted the female's purse.
The male victim
got out of the car and approached the robber. The robber demanded his
money, but the young Hispanic male refused.
The robber shot him twice in the right thigh and once in the left, then ran off.
The victim was taken to a hospital and is listed in stable condition.
The investigation is ongoing.